Brief History about Industry
The industry is considered one of the most important national income sources and is considered as well the backbone of the economy in the State. The industry in Kuwait is closely and effectively linked with different and various economic activities, especially oil industry and the petroleum derivatives.
The industry affairs was organized by the Law No. 6 of 1965 which has been applied for more than thirty years during which a lot of variables occurred which necessitates being replaced with another law to keep pace with the developments of the era at both local and international levels, and take into account all the various authorities and departments which supervise the industry affairs in an independent institution or establishment, so that direction, control, observation and supervision will be broader and more comprehensive and efficient. Therefore, the Law No. 56 of 1996 has been issued stating to establish a public authority with independent legal personality called the Public Authority of Industry under the supervision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry and the Public Authority of Industry resumed work on 15/01/1997.